1. Maged Samuel's Avatar
    Hi,
    I'm an android person and the only apple product I own is the ipad pro 10.5. On android, I can put on memory a big folder e.g. "Pics" folder which contains within it lots of subfolders...etc. and using any photo app, I can access this main "Pics" folder and all subfolders with the same hierarchy thus makes it easy on me to navigate my pictures within the app.

    Unfortunately, things are not simple enough in ipad!. I'm suffereing to transfer my folders to a certain location, like it is in android, and access them through any app I'm using

    any clue?
    09-03-2018 08:28 AM
  2. mark-d's Avatar
    The simple answer is you can’t do that.

    You can use iTunes to sync your photos to your iPad but you don’t have access to the file system like on Android.
    09-03-2018 08:48 AM
  3. Maged Samuel's Avatar
    I don't need access to the filesystem. All I want is to transfer my own folders, using their same hierarchy, on the ipad as they exist on my own PC, and browse these files (whether they are photos or videos) in their subfolders through the proper apps, like I normally do on my computer.
    09-03-2018 09:17 AM
  4. scastle123's Avatar
    I don't need access to the filesystem. All I want is to transfer my own folders, using their same hierarchy, on the ipad as they exist on my own PC, and browse these files (whether they are photos or videos) in their subfolders through the proper apps, like I normally do on my computer.
    That's counted as accessing the file system. When you import photos via Photos, Icloud or ITunes, you are not given direct access to the file system.

    Apparently you can import a folder of photos, then go to the "last import" album on the iPad, and create an album with these photos. You can then create a folder in the Photos app to contain more than one album.

    Not ideal, as you'd essentially be doing a lot of work you've already done, but it's a way to achieve what you want.
    09-03-2018 03:54 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I use the Box app for that. I have many folders and subfolders. And can then delete the photos from my camera roll.
    09-03-2018 03:59 PM
  6. mark-d's Avatar
    You could as Ledsteplin suggested use cloud storage? Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, One Drive would let you store your photos in folders in the cloud and (depending on data in your plan) you could view them on the phone in folders

    Apple’s equivalent is albums. Now you could import via iTunes using a folder structure to create albums and that may establish what you’re aiming for?
    09-03-2018 04:44 PM
  7. Trees's Avatar
    Maybe the Files apps is an option?
    09-04-2018 06:34 AM
  8. sparksd's Avatar
    Take a look at FileBrowser, a file mgmt app. It support nested folders.
    09-04-2018 09:18 PM
  9. Ken Magel's Avatar
    The Files app from Apple can handle this.
    09-27-2018 02:27 PM
  10. KarlieL's Avatar
    Dont forget even Google Photos uses pointer to create folders and not the file.
    10-01-2018 10:49 AM

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